I'd like to think of myself as a fun-loving, compassioate and experienced man with a passion for fitness. I have had two successfull, long-term relationships but have been single for several years and am now more interested in finding another deep and meanigful love than in "playing the field." I am retired but my writing hobby has turned into a second career as I have published three books, and am working on a forth. I am among the world's longest HIV survivors (and in excellent health) which has created a thirst for knowledge about HIV and health maintenance (the subjects of one of my books) I was raised in Europe and, during my career, lived on all continents except Antartica. Currently I travel quite a bit during the summer mostly talking about the subjects covered in my books. Nothing turns me on more than being cruised by a sweet, hot guy during a book signing. They say "sex isn't everything" but it's damn important and is constantly on my mind. I enjoy being on "top" of things in the bedroom or the hallway... you get my drift but I always focus first and foremost on satisfying my partner. I'm attracted to street-wise, mature, fit men (of any age) who take pride in their appearance, are quick to laugh, and don't take themselves too seriously. A man's formal education is of little importance to me. In fact, I admire guys who have made it on their own, survived their hard-knocks and have kept a positive attitude through resiliancy. If they are younger and "open" to advice, I love being a positive, goal-oriented mentor who takes a sincere interest in other's careers, challenges and progress. I feel totally at ease speaking with people from any socio-economic background and am totally unimpressed by a brag and have no time for pretentiousness or conceit. I have "done it all" (or almost all) and find little appeal in superficial tricking (which is why I subscribed to Match.com mid-August 2012) but until that happens,.......a guy's gotta eat.